Kathleen A. Agbayani, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP to Speak at TKG's Event

Sept. 18, 2018 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced Kathleen A. Agbayani, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties: A Practical Guide LIVE Webcast". This event is scheduled for September 21, 2018 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Kathleen A. Agbayani

Kathleen Agbayani is Of Counsel in the North American Tax Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of federal tax controveries and tax compliance. She represents clients in all stages of proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, including audits, appeals, collections, and litigation. Ms. Agbayani has extensive experience in advising clients on issues regarding the Internal Revenue Service's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations,and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). She has represented hundres of U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore bank accounts and assets. She has published articles regarding voluntary disclosures and speaks frequently on this topic. She also advises high net worth individuals on international tax planning.

About Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie has provided sophisticated legal advice and services to many of the world's most dynamic and global organizations since our founding in 1949. With a network of more than 4,200+ locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers in 77 offices worldwide and 47 countries, Baker McKenzie has the knowledge and resources to deliver the broad scope of quality legal services required to respond effectively to international and local needs -- consistently, confidently, and with sensitivity for cultural, social, and legal practice differences.

Baker McKenzie's 10,000+ lawyers, supporting professionals, and staff are citizens of more than 60 countries. Baker McKenzie's professionals are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions and have been educated at more than 1,200 institutions, including nearly all of the world's leading law schools.

Event Synopsis:

As the number of tax evasion or tax fraud cases continues to rise, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also intensifies its efforts to aggressively enforce civil and criminal tax penalties against violators.

To avoid eventual financial loss and reputational damages, it is important for taxpayers and their legal and accounting advisors to understand what commonly triggers a penalty assessment and criminal prosecution. They should also keep themselves abreast of the relevant standards and procedures involving tax penalties.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide to the audience an in-depth analysis of the standards, procedures and defenses involving civil and criminal tax penalties. Speakers among other things will present trends and developments surrounding this significant topic. They will also present key compliance strategies and practical tips to avoid common risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

·         Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties: Legal Framework

·         Standards, Procedures and Defenses

·         Significant Trends and Expected Developments in 2019 and Beyond

·         Common Risks and Pitfalls

·         Compliance Strategies

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org

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